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Illinois City Cracks Down On Man Hosting 'Slumber Parties' For The Homeless

The bitter cold that’s swept much of the U.S. in recent weeks is starting to recede, but for people without shelter it’s only a matter of time until life-threatening conditions return. Sub-zero temperatures in Elgin, Illinois, recently prompted Greg Schiller to turn his basement into a makeshift homeless shelter, setting up cots, sleeping bags and even a portable toilet outdoors.

Schiller had about a dozen people staying there each night, according to an anonymous caller who tipped off city officials, who shut down the operation last week.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Schiller.

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